Chapter 9: Politeness

Explain- ব্যাখ্যা করা; Borrow- ধার করা; Deduction- বিয়োগ করা, কমানো; Disobey- অসম্মান করা; Beach- সৈকত; Bullying- উত্তক্ত করা; Frequently- বারবার, ঘনঘন; Predict- ভবিষ্যৎবাণী করা; Community- সম্প্রদায়।

class 6 English chapter 9 question answer

9.1 In groups, talk about a situation where you asked for help from your teacher, friend, or a senior. Then, write down a few sentences which contain Can, Could, May, Must, Have to, Might, Should, and highlight them

Can – Can you please give a glass of water?
Could – Could you please open the window?
May – May I come in sir?
Must – We must take permission from our parents before going outside.
Have to – You have to be careful crossing the road.
Might – He might joined the picnic.
Should – We should not go so far without permission from our parents.

Now try to find answers to the following questions in the group discussion.

1. What do the highlighted words mean?
Ans. Updating…

2. What are they called?
Ans. They are called modals.

3. How are they different from other auxiliary verbs?
Ans. Modal verbs are used when making requests, asking for permission, speaking of ability, and also when speaking of possibilities as well. On the other hand auxiliary verbs indicate information such as tense, mood, voice and other grammatical aspects of the action.

9.2 Read the conversations.
Note: Students will do this exercise with the help of class teacher.

9.3 Read the note on the uses of modal verb. Now work in pairs and find out the mistakes in the following sentences and write the correct sentences. Then share the sentences with the class.

Wrong sentences:
a) I don’t can do the exercise.
b) You must to give up bad habits.
c) She will returns soon.
d) My friend mights help us.
e) My grandma can to stay with us.

Corrects sentences:
a) I can do the exercise.
Or, I can’t do the exercise.
b) You must give up bad habits.
c) She will return soon.
d) My friend might help us.
e) My grandma can stay with us.

9.4 In groups, make sentences of your own using the given modal verbs.
Request politely:
Can – Can you please give me your pen?
Could – Could you please open the window?
May – My I site here?

Must – You must take an umbrella when it rains.
Have to – You have to read attentively.

May – They may be too busy running.
Might – He might come tomorrow.

9.5 Activity for Polite Requests.

i. What time, is it?
Can you tell me what time it is?

ii. Where is the nearest hotel?
Could you tell me where the nearest hotel is?

iii. Where is the ATM booth?
Could you tell where the ATM booth is?

iv. Give me a change for a hundred taka note.
Can have a change for a hundred taka note?

v. What would be the best route to the beach?
Would you tell me what the best route to the beach would be?

9.6 See the illustrations and respond to the situations in writing.

Situation-1: Jibon wants to borrow a pen from Ratna. What should Ratna do?
Ans. Ratna should give him a pen.

Situation-2: Someone is bullying your friend. What should you do?
Ans. You should protest.

Situation-3: In Bangladesh, road accidents occur frequently. What can be done to avoid road accidents?
Ans. I must obey the traffic rules.

Situation-4: One of your friends was absent from class on Sunday. Now, how can you help him?
Ans. You can help him by giving class notes if he wants

Situation-5: Cloudy Sky. Now, Predict the weather.
Ans. It might rain.

9.7 Complete the writing.
Write down 10 sentences using modal verbs about “your responsibility as a student towards yourself and your community”.
As a student, I must study regularly. I should not waste my time. I must go to school regularly and join the class attentively. I should respect my teachers. A student should not look for his responsibilities only in studies. He must serve the society. So I also have to stand by the helpless people around me. I should not hate the poor. Always extend a helping hand to them. Along with the society, I should love my country. I must come forward for any need of the country.